Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

Best Trailers for November 2020

 

Academy Awards

The Starz Denver Film Festival will honour Bill Pullman

user
The 31st Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) will honor an outstanding and wide array of talented film artists during the 11-day festival which kicks off November 13 and runs through November 23. Actor Bill Pullman will receive the Festival's prestigious John Cassavetes Award while Richard Jenkins will be presented with the Excellence in Acting Award. Additionally, SDFF will pay tribute to cinematographer Wally Pfister, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi and Swiss filmmaker Thomas Imbach for their ...

Art Directors Guild's Cinematic Imagery Award to Lucas

user
Revolutionary director/producer, George Lucas has been selected to receive the Art Directors Guild's (ADG's) coveted honorary Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, it was announced today by Thomas A. Walsh, ADG President, and Awards co-producers John Sabato and John Janavs. Known for pushing the limits of design and cinematography, Lucas has been the creator, storywriter and executive producer of a series of visually groundbreaking feature films, most notably the Star Wars Saga, w...

Your best 100 kids movies? KIDSFIRST! share that with us

user
These are films for kids between the ages of 2 and 18 that KIDS FIRST! believes to have universal appeal, exhibit outstanding attributes in terms of their production values and portray values and have qualities that make them as applicable today as the day they were first released. We know that media has the power to influence children, negatively or positively. The films on this list portray the values and ethics that we, as a culture wish to instill in our children. The idea behind this list ...

The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF): the mission

user
The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), originally conceived to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was created with the help of members of the Stanford Film Society and United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter, a grassroots, community-based, nonprofit organization, and has continued to grow ever since. The 11th UNAFF will be held from October 19-26, 2008 at Stanford University including screenings in Palo...

IFC Films Have Seven On Toronto Slate

 Saturday, September 6------Coming off of a shopping spree of acquisitions at the Cannes Film Festival, New York-based specialty distributor IFC Films is screening an unprecedented seven films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. With most US distributors in retrenchment mode (or some being shuttered completely), IFC's day-and-date release of films in theaters and via Video On Demand has given them the financial clout to fill the need for an expanding pipeline of new product.That...

Don LaFontaine King of Movie Trailers Dies

user
Don LaFontaine, the man who popularized the catch phrase "In a world where ..." and lent his voice to thousands of movie trailers, died Sept. 2, 2008, at 68. Some words from Don la Fontaine"My history begins as a recording engineer at the National Recording Studios, where I had the opportunity to work with Floyd Peterson producing promo spots for Dr. Strangelove. Peterson incorporated many of my ideas for the spots, and not long after, we went into business together. While working on the 1964 ...

P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix

user
Director Paul Thomas Anderson will receive at San Sebastian Festival the Fipresci Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year, granted by the international critics who have decided to award the distinction to his film, There Will Be Blood. The director of films like Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999) and Punch-Drunk Love (2002) will collect the award at the Festival opening gala in the Kursaal Auditorium on September 18. “The choice was extremely clear for the 242 members of the International Fede...

Movie For Humanity Award to Natalie Portman in Venice

user
From the agreement of S. Pellegrino and the 65. Venice Film Festival, the project of the first ever award dedicated to social commitment has been established. It is a sort of “Nobel Prize” assigned to movie artists who devote themselves to humanitarian causes. The first edition of “Movie For Humanity Award” will be assigned to Natalie Portman, Sunday, August 31st during Kinéo Italian Movie Award (the yearly Audience Award) Night at the Hotel Des Bains, Visconti Hall.Natalie will recei...

Zurich inaugural Golden Icon Award to Stallone

user
The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today that legendary screen icon Sylvester Stallone will receive the inaugural Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 25 – October 5. The announcement was made by ZFF Founder and Managing Director Karl Spoerri. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, honoring the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be inaugurated with Stallone’s acceptance on the public openi...

AMPAS Monday Nights with Oscar Monthly Film Series "FAME" with Special Guests Michael Gore, Kristi Zea, and Margery Simkin

user
By Maria Esteves - July 23, 2008   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (A.M.P.A.S.) "Monday Nights with Oscar" musical film screening FAME, directed by Alan Parker (from a screenplay by Christopher Gore), commenced in the Directors Guild of America Theatre, New York, Monday, July 21, 7:00 pm.  An onstage discussion with two-time Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Gore, costume designer Kristi Zea, and special casting Margery Simkin moderated by A.M.P.A.S. N...

Milos Forman retrospective at the NW Film Center

user
The Northwest Film Center presents:MILOS FORMAN: August 1-14"I discovered very soon that you can speak different languages and have different customs, but human nature is the same everywhere."-Milos FormanMilos Forman has been making films of remarkable wit and insight for more than 40 years, first in Czechoslovakia and then, after the 1968 Soviet invasion, in the United States. No matter how disparate they seem on the surface, his works are united by a deep empathy for his characters, especiall...

BERLIN JURY SHOOK BY DESERTIONS AS BIER AND BONNAIRE GO A.W.O.L - Part 1

user
The star-studded eight member international panel under the baton of celebrated Greco-French director Constantine Costa-Gavras was reduced to a Sextet when ace Danish director, Susan Bier, and top drawer French actress, Sandrine Bonnaire, both announced their enforced withdrawal from jury duty due to inescapable commitments elsewhere. In Bier's case it was a sudden need to visit the location of the next movie she’s shooting, while Bonnaire submitted her regrets due to "personal family re...

Sacramento French Film Fest line up

user
THE SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL(Voted Best Film Festival in Sacramento – SN&R 2007) IS COMING, JULY 18 - 27, 2008 The 7th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL will include premieres of the newest films by France's best filmmakers; rare classics by French cinema masters; our infamous Midnight Movies followed by discussions over coffee and pastries; local & French short films; post-screening discussions for cinéphiles; an exhibition of original artworks by Sacramento artists in the lobby of the...

British Renaissance retrospective of the next Torino Film Festival

user
Adding to two previously announced retrospectives the Torino Film Festival, which will be directed for the second consecutive year by Nanni Moretti, announced it will be featuring a third retrospective to be dedicated to the English cinema movement of the 1980s - the so-called “British Renaissance”. The two previously announced retrospectives are to be centred on two internationally acclaimed cinematic auteurs’ – Oscar® winner Roman Polanski and Jean-Pierre Melville, “the most America...

Israel Film Festival in LA to open with Avi Nesher’s The Secrets

user
The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

Israel Film Festival in LA hosts Gala Awards Dinner

user
The 23rd Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, will screen close to 60 Israeli features, documentaries and award-winning student films, including 13 U.S., West Coast and Los Angeles Premieres, in Los Angeles from June 12th – June 26th, 2008. In honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary, the Festival will host an unprecedented Retrospective of classic Israeli movies, including all seven Israeli films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, it...

ON HIS OWN TERMS - BILL PLYMPTON AT THE ASPEN SHORTSFEST

user
"You're only limitation in animating is your own imagination", said Bill Plympton last night following program 4 at the Aspen Shortsfest.  This year Bill is part of the competition jury and is teaching a Master Class in Animation on Saturday afternoon.  Each of the programs has one or two Plymptoons screening out of competition.  THE FAN AND THE FLOWER is one of my favorite Plympton pieces.   It screened in program 3 along with 6 other films, including my pick for fi...

Jules Dassin: An Artist In Exile

Friday, April 4-----Jules Dassin, an American director, screenwriter and actor who found success making movies in Europe after he was blacklisted in the United States because of his ties to the Communist Party, died Monday in Athens, where he had lived since the 1970s. He was 96. Mr. Dassin is most widely remembered for films he made after he fled Hollywood in the 1950s, including NEVER ON SUNDAY (1960) with the Greek actress Melina Mercouri, whom he later married; TOPKAPI (1964), with Ms. Merco...

Jules Dassin passed away in Athens at 96

user
Jules Dassin, an American director, screenwriter and actor who found success making movies in Europe after he was blacklisted in the United States because of his ties to the Communist Party, died Monday in Athens, where he had lived since the 1970s. He was 96. Mr. Dassin is most widely remembered for films he made after he fled Hollywood in the 1950s, including NEVER ON SUNDAY (1960) with the Greek actress Melina Mercouri, whom he later married; TOPKAPI (1964), with Ms. Mercouri, Peter Ustinov a...

Paul Scofield: The Golden Voice Is Silenced

Friday, March 21-----Paul Scofield, the golden-throated British actor of stage and screen, who won a Best Actor Oscar in 1966 for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, passed away on Wednesday. The seasoned actor, 86, who died at a hospital near his home in southern England, had been suffering from leukemia. Scofield had a lifelong attachment to the theatrical stage, where he began his career 60 years ago. He found his first successes in a variety of Shakespearean roles dur...

Portland Jewish Fest line up

user
The Northwest Film Center and the Institute for Judaic Studies present the 16th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival. The selection of films express specific Jewish experiences, resonate beyond their cultural inspiration and speak to ideas, experiences and issues that confront our common humanity. APRIL 3 THUR 7 PMFUGITIVE PIECESCANADA 2007DIRECTOR: JEREMY PODESWA Based on the international best-seller by Anne Michaels, FUGITIVE PIECES is a poetic and emotionally charged film about love, loss a...

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES CALL FOR ENTRIES TO THE NEW ENGLAND STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

user
PROVIDENCE, RI: Students in Film Studies, Media and Communications at New England Colleges and Universities have a unique film competition that is geared strictly for their work. The Rhode Island International Film Festival is pleased to announce its fourth annual New England Student Film Festival. This competition-based event will again be launched in August of 2008 as part of the annual RIIFF, August 5th – 10th and from there expand into year round programming, with screenings, classes an...

Bobby Moresco: From Hell’s Kitchen to Cinequest Maverick

user
Academy Award-winning writer Bobby Moresco received the Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award, the festival’s highest honor. The straight-talking screenwriter/producer of CRASH (2004) and co-producer of MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004) was joined on the San Jose Repertory Theatre stage by producing partner Mark Harris (CRASH, THE BLACK DONNELLYS). The lively Q&A with moderator Robert G. Phelps and an audience sprinkled with aspiring writers was part of the Film and Technology Forum titled "Sight, Sound & ...

Thirty sixth edition of Belgrade Fest 2008

user
The thirty sixth edition of the International Film Festival in Belgrade Serbia, FEST 2008 (22nd of February-2nd of March) display latest films of the world in nowadays (art film and commercial film), this time putting Serbian cinematography into the European culture. With its top program FEST08 walks into his 36 years of existence with over 100 guests from the domestic and international film industry. The guest of honor however, Volker Schlondorff has opened the festival with his latest film “...

Bobby Moresco: From Hell’s Kitchen to Cinequest Maverick

Academy Award-winning writer Bobby Moresco received the Cinequest Maverick Spirit Award, the festival’s highest honor. The straight-talking screenwriter/producer of CRASH (2004) and co-producer of MILLION DOLLAR BABY (2004) was joined on the San Jose Repertory Theatre stage by producing partner Mark Harris (CRASH, THE BLACK DONNELLYS). The lively Q&A with moderator Robert G. Phelps and an audience sprinkled with aspiring writers was part of the Film and Technology Forum titled "Sigh...

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from

> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest
 
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

Top 3 Tech Innovations in Film History

> Other resources
+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

gersbach.net